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iCaSH (integrated Contraception and Sexual Health)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the delivery of services has changed. All patients are encouraged to contact us on 0300 300 3030 to book an appointment for an initial telephone consultation with a clinician. You will then be offered a face to face appointment if clinically indicated.

Members of the public attending iCaSH in person will be required to wear a face covering. 

If you are over the age of 16 and over and have no symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but wish to access screening, you can use our online Express Test home testing service.

If you would like an implant or coil, we advise you to call us on 0300 300 3030 so that we can add you to our waiting list. Once you are on this list, we will contact you when an appointment becomes available; you don’t need to call us. If you need alternative contraception in the meantime, please let us know when you call.

If you already have an implant or coil and you would like any further information, please visit this web page.

Due to the requirements of social distancing, our capacity is reduced and therefore there may be longer waits for some services. Please bear with us and we will see you as soon as we can.

Our iCaSH (integrated Contraception and Sexual Health) service provides all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing and treatment.


The clinic is open Monday to Saturday, with appointments and sit and wait sessions available. Patients are advised to call 0300 300 3030, option 4 for more information on opening times. 

The appointment line opens daily at 08:15 for bookings.  Please be advised you can only book appointments within 48 hours (some appointments and clinics are exempt).

Please note that our sit and wait clinics can get quite busy and you will need to allow extra time for attending.

This clinic has limited capacity and although we will do our best to see you, we cannot guarantee this. Depending on which clinician you are seeing you may be seen in a different order than you arrived.  

We advise that you arrive 15 minutes before the clinic start time to register.

'Sit and Wait' clinics at our Kings Brook clinic take place at the following times:

Tuesdays   -   1.30 start (we ask patients to register at 1.15pm)

Thursdays  -   1.30 start (we ask patients to register at 1.15pm)

Saturdays for Under 25s  - 1.30pm start (we ask patients to register at 1.15pm)


Yuor Visit 

Lime Tree Clinic reception area in Cambridge

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a receptionist who will give you a registration form to fill in, which asks for your personal details and why you are attending the clinic.

This will enable us to prepare your notes, ready for you to see the doctor, nurse 

or health advisor. Please give us your date of birth and as many other details as possible, such as your address and contact number. Remember, the information and any notes are confidential and will be kept within the service.

If you wish to see a particular staff member, please tell the receptionist or write it at the top of your registration form. You may need to wait longer until that person is available. Your request may not always be possible if only one doctor/nurse is working in the clinic that day.

If you arrive without an appointment, you may be asked to see a nurse who will decide whether you need to wait to be seen that day or whether you should make an appointment for another time.

If you return to the clinic for subsequent appointments, please remember to inform the receptionist of any change in your personal details (address, mobile number or GP details) so we always have your correct, up to date contact details on your record.

The consultation 

If you are attending for a sexual health check you will be seen by a doctor or nurse and asked some questions; some will be personal and some may not apply to you. You may be asked about previous sexual partners; this is normal (we ask all patients), so please don’t be embarrassed, we're used to talking about sensitive issues. This information will help to inform what advice, tests or treatments you require.

If an examination is required, you will be offered a chaperone (another member of staff there to support the doctor or nurse and give information).

For women, if you have not been examined internally before, please tell the doctor or nurse wh will explain the procedure in more detail.

For male patients, it is important not to pass urine for up to two hours before your appointment, as you might need to provide a urine specimen or do a swab test. There are NO umbrellas (a tiny plastic loop or a swab is put a little way into the urethra (water pipe)) to take samples for testing.

The doctor or nurse will then explain what will happen once you have been examined and tests taken. It is routine policy to encourage everyone to have blood tests for HIV and Syphilis. For more on results, please click here.

If you are attending for contraception, the doctor or nurse will discuss the options available and help you decide which is best for you. You will receive your chosen contraception before you leave the clinic wherever possible, but sometimes you may be given a prescription to take to a pharmacist or an appointment to come back (for example to have an implant fitted). All contraception is free of charge

A detailed Access Guide is available at


Who to contact

Contact Name
0300 300 3030

Where to go

Icash Bedfordshire,
5, St. Johns Street
MK42 0AH
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday 08:00 - 20:00. Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00. Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00. Thursday 08:00 - 20:00. Friday 10:00 - 17:00. Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old
SEN Provision Type